Chinese steamed bass with cabbage

Chinese steamed bass with cabbage

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level



Serves 2

Full of flavour and void of guilt, this low-fat fish dish is full of omega 3 and counts as 1 of your 5-a-day. A perfect mid week meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy
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  • 2 sea bass, or other white fish fillets
  • 1 green or red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh root ginger
  • 300g green cabbages, finely shredded
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp low salt soy sauce

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  1. Sprinkle the fish with the chilli, ginger and a little salt. Steam the cabbage for 5 mins. Lay fish on top of the cabbage and steam for a further 5 mins until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oils in a small pan, add the garlic and quickly cook, stirring until lightly browned. Transfer the cabbage and fish to serving plates, sprinkle each with 1 tsp of soy sauce, then pour over the garlicky oil.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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Dormouse7's picture

Any ideas on what to use to bulk this out for a main meal - not carbs if possible?

beatrizqm's picture

Very easy and healthy!

lyoung29's picture
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Yummy and did with cod too!

jweg1210's picture
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I loved, but husband disliked (hence on the fence rating) so probably won't rush to make again unless I want a virtuous solo supper.
Used haddock fillets as had them in the freezer.

jrfarrim's picture

Delicious! Lovely, quick med week meal. Chillis just add a kick, not hot as long as you take the seeks out.

ladykb's picture

can someone advise if the chillies are just for a kick or if this is a HOT dish? looks yummy but dont eat HOT SPICEY food

kellymay101's picture

You do not specify how much or what type of cabbage to use.

al1son's picture
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Did this all in the steamer and it was a hit with the family, lovely fresh flavours and incredibly healthy.

sueknapp's picture
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I tried this with Sainsbury's shredded cabbage and leeks, which I cooked in the microwave, and just wrapped the fish loosely in foil and cooked in the oven at 190C for 6 minutes. It was a great success!